Mitiaro received the highest prize in badminton competitors within the Prepare dinner Islands Video games this week.
Badminton Prepare dinner Islands have been known as upon to ship badminton’s inclusion within the Prepare dinner Islands Sport’s programme within the type of a blended group occasion and a part of the 24 sports activities in complete.
It was a telling signal of badminton’s incredible progress in nation as all eleven islands competed within the occasion – with every island registering a most of 4 males and 4 girls and as much as three reserves, which means a complete of 111 gamers participated.
Not solely have been Badminton Prepare dinner Islands and the chief board chargeable for operating the competitors, the bulk have been competing too.
Badminton president Thomas Ngauru stated: “We have been chargeable for the operating of the competitors: deciding what format could be used, what divisions could be competing, attracts, what number of days it could run & venue and many others.”
“Everybody together with board members have been desperate to symbolize their islands and have been additionally there to assist with setup. CISNOC supplied help and funding to all Nationwide federations to help with gear, catering for volunteers and officers and uniforms.”
Shuttle Time contributors and junior nationwide gamers who’re a part of Badminton Oceania’s Participant Growth programme have been among the many groups competing for the elusive title as Prepare dinner Island Sport champions.
“All our Oceania Participant Growth Squad members competed for his or her numerous Islands, specifically Danniel Daniel (Manihiki), Vaitoti Tupa (Atiu), Eleanor Wichman (Mauke), Tereapii Akavi (Mitiaro) and Tehani Matapo (Mauke). We additionally had the remaining under-19 and under-15 squad members competing in addition to our AIMS Video games 2021 group members,” continues Thomas.
It was the group from Mitiaro Island who took the title. Unsurprisingly, the profitable group consisted solely of Rarotonga-based gamers who’re members of our U19 and U15 nationwide squad gamers, together with AIMS Video games 2019 medallists (Tereapii Akavi and Tuaana Mitchell) and rivals (Daniel Akavi), alongside Damus Matakino who competed on the VICTOR Oceania Championships 2020.
– Badminton Oceania